| May 7, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Itsmyluckyday will get another shot at Orb.
The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt will train toward a Preakness run, his connections told Pimlico officials Tuesday. They'd been mulling over whether or not to go to the gate for the 138th running of the second...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Michael Phelps is the second-most influential athlete in the United States, according to data from surveys conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research and published by Forbes.com.
Phelps ranks behind only Tim Tebow, a quarterback without a team, and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness.
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The world of sport is one of upsets, results that defy logic: N.C. State beating Houston for the NCAA basketball title in 1983 or Villanova over Georgetown two years later, Larry Owings over Dan Gable in college wrestling in 1970, the 1980 Miracle on Ice,...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Handlers used special massage techniques to soothe Goldencents' muscular frame and sudsy sponges to stimulate the shine and bloom on the Preakness competitor's chocolate-colored coat — while a sizable entourage seemed transfixed.
| May 8, 2013
| 11:56 AM
By now you've surely seen the video, below, of Tom Brady getting super, duper excited about Orb winning the Kentucky Derby. In it, he runs over to congratulate Ogden Phipps II, son of co-owner Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps. I'm not sure how they know each...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Nicole Stall boarded the first plane to Maryland she could catch when she heard of Benjamin Boniface's death last June.
She was there to grieve the death of a boy she had known since his birth.
But also to work. In the days after the 20-year-old's death...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Security at Pimlico's historic Preakness barn will be heightened this year, a move that comes amid renewed concern about doping and horse safety in the sport.
All visitors, including veterinarians, who want to spend time with horses scheduled to run in...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Company's coming to Pimlico Race Course.
For the throngs expected at Saturday's Preakness, the hospitality team at Pimlico Race Course is bringing in 7,000 pounds of crab meat and 3,000 pounds of aged tenderloin. Did someone remember to get ice? Yes:...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Just about 11 months ago, shortly after the 2012 Kentucky Derby had concluded, Mike Pons, who along with his brother Josh owns and runs Bel Air's Country Life Farm, explained that in the business of thoroughbred breeding, having the offspring of one of...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Stuart Janney III, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, has not even been able to see his colt since the historic run at Churchill Downs.
The chairman of the Bessemer Trust spent the early part of this week in Texas for meetings, then convened with...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:48 AM
I try to write these sports columns as though I were talking to a woman with whom I was out on a first date. That means, unless something crazy has just gone down, like a blizzard or a hurricane, do not talk about the weather, and try at all costs not...